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Vainglorious

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Vainglórious. adj. [vanus and gloriosus, Latin.] Boasting without performances; proud in disproportion to desert.

Vain-glorious man, when flutt'ring wind does blow,
In his light wings is lifted up to sky.
Fairy Queen.

            Strength to glory aspires
Vain-glorious, and through infamy seeks fame.
Milton.

This his arrogant and vain-glorious expression witnesseth. Hale.

Sources: Hale, Matthew (49) · Milton, John (449) · Spenser, Edmund (254)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Vainglorious." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 12, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=6548.


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